Fire at Sea
aka Fuocoammare
First screened in October 2016
Director: Gianfranco Rosi. Documentary about local children and newly arrived refugees in Lampedusa, Italy.

Twitter Capsule: Direct chronicle of refugees' ordeals is predictably harrowing. Quotidian survey of their destination oddly haunting.

VOR:   Manages to deliver an unexpected, almost slantwise image of one of the world's preeminent crises while still feeling forthright and definitive.

Photo © 2016 Kino Lorber/Sternal Entertainment/21 Unofilm/
Cinecittà Luce/Rai Cinema/Les Films d'Ici/Arte France Cinéma

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: A–

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Documentary Feature

Other Awards:
Berlin Film Festival: Golden Bear (Best Picture); Amnesty International Film Prize
European Film Awards: Best European Documentary

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